Taught course

Arts and Design by Independent Project

University of Brighton · School of Arts

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree in a related discipline, a recognised equivalent qualification or professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Arts and Design by Independent Project MA is a highly individual course offering you the opportunity to propose and develop your own academic programme in a particular field of craft, design, communication or image-making within a stimulating educational context.

A central project forms the core of the course. The project encourages experimentation and innovation in a specific field. You will develop and consolidate your project in consultation with academic staff throughout the course, drawing on the wide range of facilities and the expertise of the College of Arts and Humanities and other areas of the university.

There is an extensive programme of lectures, events, films, and seminars throughout. We ask you to keep a critical diary during the course and to write a project report at the end of each year. This report is a considered critique of your studio-based work and decision making.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities
01273 643041